dip into a book

dip into a book
v. read parts of a book, read superficially

English contemporary dictionary. 2014.

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  • dip — vb 1 Dip, immerse, submerge, duck, souse, dunk are comparable when meaning to plunge a person or thing into or as if into liquid. Dip implies a momentary or partial plunging into a liquid or a slight or cursory entrance into a subject {the priest …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • dip — dip1 [dıp] v past tense and past participle dipped present participle dipping ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(put something in liquid)¦ 2¦(move down)¦ 3¦(become less)¦ 4¦(road/path)¦ 5 dip your headlights/lights 6¦(animals)¦ Phrasal verbs  dip into something …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • dip — [[t]dɪ̱p[/t]] dips, dipping, dipped 1) VERB If you dip something into a liquid, you put it into the liquid for a short time, so that only part of it is covered, and take it out again. [V n into/in n] They dip the food into the sauce... [V n… …   English dictionary

  • dip — I. verb (dipped; dipping) Etymology: Middle English dippen, from Old English dyppan; akin to Old High German tupfen to wash, Lithuanian dubus deep Date: before 12th century transitive verb 1. a. to plunge or immerse momentarily or partially under …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • dip — [dip] vt. dipped or occas.Now Rare dipt, dipping [ME dippen < OE dyppan, to immerse < Gmc * dup , to be deep: see DIMPLE] 1. to put into or under liquid for a moment and then quickly take out; immerse 2. to dye in this way 3. to clean… …   English World dictionary

  • dip — 1 verb dipped, dipping 1 (T) to put something into a liquid and quickly lift it out again: Dip your finger in the batter and taste it. 2 (I) to go downwards: We watched the sun dip below the horizon. 3 dip your headlights/lights BrE to lower the… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • dip — dip1 dippable, adj., n. /dip/, v., dipped or (Archaic) dipt; dipping; n. v.t. 1. to plunge (something, as a cloth or sponge) temporarily into a liquid, so as to moisten it, dye it, or cause it to take up some of the liquid: He dipped the brush… …   Universalium

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